Ethiopian Airlines recovers black box from 737 Max 8

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Ethiopian Airlines said it has recovered the digital flight data recorder (DFDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight ET302 which crashed yesterday morning killing all 157 on board.

The airline said in a statement: “After tedious search by the rescue and investigation team for the black box of a 737 Max 8 plane that crashed near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa minutes after take-off on Sunday morning.

“Ethiopian Airlines announces that the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been Recovered.

“Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines Group has suspended the commercial operations of all Boeing 737- Max 8 aircraft immediately after the tragic accident, while the cause of the crash is assumed to be found from the black box data.

“Ethiopian has continued monitoring the situation closely with all stakeholders and is providing all the necessary support to the families of the deceased in its temporarily established family assistance centers in Addis Ababa and Nairobi Airports.”